Sunday, April 12, 2009

Fascists and Google Bombs

Attention writers, readers, and those that use language and value freedom of choice: is "stripping the sales figures and accompanying rankings from GLBTQ books, erotica, and romance novels, particularly those with what they term "adult content." Quoted from this article over at the Smart Bitches Love Trashy Books site.

Authors are beginning to report that since having their sales ranking stripped, their books are no longer found in searches on

What a buncha bullshit!

The smart bitches over at Smart Bitches have organized a Google Bomb:

I'm sure I don't have to spell out why this is important.

Do your part ... follow the link and repost it as many times in as many places as you can. The link should read: Amazon Rank

This is armchair activism at its finest!

Also, I just read that Powell's Books is considering organizing a GLBTQ book sale in response to's fascist asshattery.

Go Powell's!!!

Why is this important to me? Well, I love my freedom of choice and abhor censorship, of-course. But I also write erotica, which is one of the genres being de-ranked by So yeah, this one's personal.


Ashley Ladd said...

Is Amazon still doing this? For awhile I saw a lot of chatter on Twitter about Amazon doing this. I've got to find out.

Marni said...

Hi Ashley,

As far as I know, they said they were going to "fix" it.